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The Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestras program is the place to broaden and expand your journey into the world of classical music performance. We plan to return to a normal HSYO season (full instrumentation), but will implement the necessary health and safety protocols according to the direction of the HSO Board of Directors and state guidelines. We look forward to making music together again!

Audition Information (2021-22 Season)

Audition Dates

All in person events below will be held at Bishop McDevitt High School, 1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg, Pa 17111.

  • HSYO Preliminary Auditions (online): Non-percussionists – due by midnight on August 15, Percussionists – due by midnight on September 2
  • HSYO Seating Auditions (in person): Tuesday, September 7
  • JYSO Auditions (in person): Thursday, September 9
  • ESO Get-to-know-the-Orchestra Night (in person): Thursday, September 9


Audition Requirements

Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra (grades 9-12) and Junior Youth String Orchestra (grades 6-9): Please review the specific ensemble audition guidelines below. After review, click the Register Now button to pay the $20 audition fee (HSYO and JYSO only) to register and receive further details.



Elementary String Orchestra (grades 3-5): There are no auditions for ESO. Rather, we accept students based on a set of recommended playing requirements. Please review the requirements below with your child’s teacher and register accordingly.


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